So I've been reading about Pedro II since I heard about how he reformed Brazil massively by building up its navy, constructing roads and railways, and being a great patron of the arts. I also read that he was an opponent of slavery, he never owned any and remained steadfast even while affluent slave owners began to lose respect for him. With such a character, I was surprised when I read about the confederados, people of the American south who emigrated to Brazil when the confederacy collapsed at the request of the emperor, who fast tracked their citizenship and helped in their transport, sometimes even personally greeting them at the ports. If he was so steadfast against slavery, why did he do such a thing?
The justification I found was that he felt they would help in development of his nation, but that doesn't justify his support to the South even during the American civil war. Does anyone know the reasons for this?
I just wanted to bring this to some people's attention, there was a number of UFO sightings in the area and then a crash and then a lot of witnesses said they saw a small very scary looking Alien that was captured and apparently killed by the Brazilian Army. A few people who came in contact with the Alien died as a result of multiple infections. It's a really interesting event, so take a look at some of these videos I found on this: